I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation, whether it be a full stomach or hunger, plenty or want; for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)
On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Jim Johnston retires as Director of Music Ministries at Roser Church. Jim has been with Roser for the past four years. He brought with him a vision of how he wanted the music ministry to look, as well as a strong background as organist and traditional church music, choir directing, leading children’s music and directing a handbell choir. He has used all of his knowledge and experience to mold our program with new ideas and encouraged the best of what Roser had into a strong viable music ministry. We thank him for all of his efforts.
For the last three years we have had a beautiful Cantata at Christmas and Lent with an orchestra ensemble accompanying the Chancel Choir. During our Roser Centennial year, Jim had a choral piece commissioned to enhance the final event of the celebration. These musical experiences during our worship service have been very well received by the Roser Church family. Jim also created the Roser Concert series three years ago as a community outreach for Roser Church. These concerts have been enthusiastically received and attended by those on Anna Maria and throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We cannot forget the wonderful Anthems, Offertories and Prayers Responses that Jim selects each week of the year to enhance our worship experience. His expertise at the organ in choosing and playing an organ selection for the Introit, Prelude or Offertory has been his personal praise to God.
He has encouraged us to use our musical talents in praise and worship to God.
We will miss him. BUT, he has clearly earned his retirement.
The community are invited to join us to hear Jim play the organ and direct the Chancel Choir during the 10:00 AM Worship Service on Sunday, November 2. Following the service you are invited to join us for refreshments in the Narthex and personally wish Jim well.
Bring the whole family… children will be dismissed after the Children’s Message for their own special program. Join us for a cake reception following the service.
Roser Church is a nondenominational Christian Church, located near the Anna Maria City Pier on Historic Pine Avenue. For more information call the church office at 941-778-0414, email [email protected], go to www.roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook at
Roser Memorial Community Church
941-778-0414 I 512 Pine Ave I PO Box 247 I Anna Maria FL 34216
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